Several unnamed officials, the Post reported, "said they were never able to get a reliable readout of the president's two-hour meeting in Helsinki".
Trump began the day calling his firing of Comey "a great day for America" in a tweetstorm of outrage over the Times story.
The Times article revealed that the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation into Trump after he fired former bureau director James Comey in 2017, suspecting the president could be working on behalf of Russian Federation.
The headline Trump referenced read "F.B.I".
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A separate source said Baker told investigators the internal FBI debate over the president's decision to fire Comey on May 9, 2017, included personnel who have since left the bureau for cause, retired, or have been demoted.
But when Trump then tied Comey's firing to the Russian Federation investigation two separate times, the FBI opened the probe, the people said to the Times.
"I have concluded that the Treasury Department's proposal is flawed and fails to sufficiently limit Oleg Deripaska's control and influence of these companies and the Senate should move to block this misguided effort by the Trump Administration and keep these sanctions in place", Schumer said in a news release.
It wasn't the weekend that President Donald Trump wanted: largely alone at the White House, irked by a pair of startling Russian Federation headlines and baffled that he's not getting more credit for staying put during the partial government shutdown.
Current and former USA officials told the Post that after a 2017 meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Hamburg, Germany, Trump took his interpreter's notes and told her not to speak of details of the meeting with other administration officials.
Robert Mueller took over the investigation when he was appointed special counsel soon after Comey's firing.
I can tell you this, if you ask the folks in Russian Federation, I've been tougher on Russian Federation than anybody else, any other - probably any other president period, but certainly the last three or four presidents, modern day presidents.
"It's so ridiculous. These people make it up", Mr. Trump said, providing no evidence. The report cited unnamed current and former us officials. The Times says it's unclear whether Mueller is still pursuing the counterintelligence angle.
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., defended the president, who he said was "burned earlier by leaks of other private conversations". "Anybody could have listened to that meeting, that meeting is up for grabs".
They discussed a range of options, including Rosenstein wearing a wire while speaking with Trump, which Rosenstein later denied.
Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani told the Times he had no knowledge of the counterintelligence inquiry but said that since it was opened a year and a half ago and they hadn't heard anything, apparently "they found nothing".